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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ana Marcela Cunha Breaks Out Of Pack To Win

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

In today's FINA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup event during the Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean week in Roberval, Quebec, Canada, Brazilian world champion Ana Marcela Cunha continued her winning ways.

But it was a typically tight race where the Brazilian superstar shines.

Kristel Köbrich of Chile led the pack and pushed ahead followed by a trio of Americans, Christine Jennings, Eva Fabian and Emily Brunemann along with Ana Marcela.

Ana Marcela bid her time and waited as the water developed a bit of chop with a chilly wind. Down the final stretch of the 6-loop race, she out-sprinted Jennings, German Angela Maurer and Fabian.

Final results:

1. Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) 2:03:01.2
2. Christine Jennings (USA) 2:03:01.5
3. Angela Maurer (GER) 2:03:02.7
4. Eva Fabian (USA) 2:03:05.0
5. Kristel Köbrich (CHI) 2:03:26.9
6. Emily Brunemann (USA) 2:03:30.2
7. Jade Dusablon (CAN) 2:03:32.9
8. Charlotte Webby (NZL) 2:03:52.4
9. Leonie Pamerleau (CAN) 2:09:48.1
10. Gabriela Ferreira (BRA) 2:09:58.3
11. Karla Sitic (CRO) 2:10:12.6
12. Silvie Rybárová (CZE) 2:10:22.2
13. Caitlin Nolan (CAN) 2:16:04.0
14. Heather Maitland (CAN) 2:18:10.3
15. Justine Rhéaume (CAN) 2:19:18.4

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